What kind of life?

#poem #life #light #money #enjoy #earn #work #smile #laugh #BeBright

What does it mean to have a life,

Is it to raise kids and work from nine to five,

Or to get drunk and go out on a drive,

Perhaps to earn money and be filled with pride.

Some work hard, and go through their day,

They are scolded by their boss, yet they never fade,

They work endlessly trying to make an impact,

But they grow slowly, because something still they lack.

The others work hard, and don’t care of the world,

These are the students that you find in every turn,

Oh, what were those days of our childhood,

No money, No loneliness, all depended on our mood.

Then you have these the big rich businessmen,

Trying to make more money when they can,

Because money is everything, high or low,

Yet the more they earn, the more they want.

Then come the stupid ones, working when they can,

They meet deadlines, and enjoy after that,

They care about money but not too much,

They do save, but spend the rest on themselves.

But life is not a game, nor is it a challenge,

Earn and enjoyment, both are there,

Both can be done at an equal pace,

For the stress kicks in if not the equilibrium.

There are different people in this world,

Some know how to live, and some know to earn,

Some save their money, Some spend it tonight,

I insist, save some, spend some, and be bright.

– Siddarth

You ask yourself?

#poem #you #mind #money #work #life #enjoy #questions

You ask yourself, Why not today,

The mind replies, Why today,

For tomorrow is there,

And there is the day after.

You ask yourself, Why not loan him money,

The mind replies, Why should I,

It might be a bad investment,

It doesn’t matter if he is family or friend.

You ask yourself, Why not cook today,

Why should I do that, The mind replies,

There are other people who do the job,

That’s why they have restaurants, and money.

You ask yourself, Why not rest today,

The mind replies, There is no time for rest,

You want money to survive, It’s never enough,

The luxuries you have, is because of ‘money’.

You ask yourself, Why not make friends,

The mind replies, You can’t spend time with friends,

Work is so busy, And work is earning,

If you work, You can attract any person.

You ask yourself, Why not live,

The mind replies, What do you mean,

I am living right now, Its work and earn,

That is what is living, right?

And You couldn’t reply.

– Siddarth

Your Time

#poem #life #time #enjoy #people #work #lonely

Let’s not think of earning so much

That you make it a life of loneliness

Let’s not think of Learning so much

Because leaning on someone takes effort too.

  – To the hard workers who don’t have enough time to spend with friends/family

Charles Bukowski

This one is so true. I just met one such person only a month back! 😊

#free #soul #morning #motivation #life #enjoy #CharlesBukowski

A free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good when you are near or with them.

So enjoy your moments, each one of them.

Finding Clarity: Tiny Buddha

How to Find Clarity when you are confused about what to do

#Clarity #calmdown #peace #growUp #enjoy #live

This is an amazing article by Dr. Amy Johnson and I ask you to read it if you feel indecisive at the moment.

“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” – Cicero

Amy Johnson writes how we are often disillusioned by our mind into thinking, and more thinking which leads to even more thinking. And this stresses us out, distracting us from the main purpose. Tens of thoughts wander around in our head and we continue to entertain them because we think that just somehow those thoughts might be important for us. This makes to live very cautiously and in a planned way, worrying about everything.

Read this article to understand more!

Hakuna Matata (No worries)

Life liked her

He was playing in the beach with other cousins when she arrived. He was in awe as he hadn’t seen her before and stared at her in the mud-yellow colored dress from a distance. He couldn’t concentrate on the game anymore. She came towards us and joined the game.

He thought he had to play the best so that she is impressed. They were in the same team, and he missed almost the same number of catches as her. He could see the beautiful smile, and swore that he hadn’t seen anyone smile so peacefully and freely. “Her happiness is contagious”, he thought.

Just being near her, his heart was filled with a kind of warmth one would find driving a sports car in an empty highway. The light brown-colored eyes made him lose his focus so often that he often ended up throwing the ball too close to the waves for others.The game ended and more people came. He had just recently started learning the name and relation of his whole family, almost forty people. They all went near the waves, so he also tried going in deeper because he liked how big the sea was. Or maybe he just wanted to prove to himself that he wasn’t weak. The waves hit hard but everyone stood firm, and by the end everyone was wet with sand-salt-water. He thought he might have drank at least a liter of that water by mistake and this could be a problem, so he decided not to go in anymore.

The cousins started playing catch again and he joined too. This time everyone was playing in the sea because the waves had calmed down. He looked towards the coffee stall set up at the back of the beach, there she was, still smiling and radiating happiness.

He went to the coffee stall and asked for a cup of coffee. She was still talking to her cousins, whom he didn’t know. He just knew a little bit about her, i.e. her name is Diane, and she is also studying in France just like him. It was in a different university though and that was the reason he hadn’t met her until now. And besides, he always tried to ignore the family meet ups. Up until now. Even on this trip, his family had forced him to come so that he could meet all the other family members even though he had protested. In the last he had given in and come here, without any expectation of enjoyment or fun. And not the least expectation of finding someone so beautiful.

A few minutes later he inquired one of his cousin about them and he was told that she was also a distant relative of his, and he felt so broken. He didn’t know what to think anymore, his heart had been squeezed.

Still, he managed to show a smile and still, that happiness of hers kept on reaching him. He thought, “Maybe she is a distant cousin, but if only I could learn how to live like her and spread happiness, won’t it be great.” He tried to abandon all thoughts of affection and just focused on having fun. And learning how to smile without forcing it. It was indeed an amazing day and an amazing start of the year.

“As long as this feeling is there, I don’t think I can ever give up. Neither on life nor on love. This is weird, I didn’t expect anything like this but if there is such a start to the year, then I am sure this year will be an amazing one. And I wish I can stay connected to her and learn to live.”